MN State Sports

Big Ten has big presence this year, with 3 teams at Frozen 4

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Considering the force of the impact it made on the sport, the Big Ten hockey conference sure started with a soft launch. Five years in, its presence has finally been felt. Three teams have reached the Frozen Four after four members ...

Berrios tosses 3-hitter as Twins beat Orioles 7-0

BALTIMORE (AP) — One after another, the Minnesota Twins' starting pitchers kept getting better and better against the Baltimore Orioles. Jose Berrios threw a three-hitter in Minnesota's 7-0 victory Sunday, capping a season-opening series in which Twins starters combined for 21 innings of ...

Rubio scores 23 points as Jazz beat Timberwolves, 121-97

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ricky Rubio wasn't going to miss this game. Not back in Minnesota against his former team, and not with the Utah Jazz having a chance to improve their playoff position in the packed Western Conference. Rubio, who was questionable before the game with sore left hamstring, ...

Klingberg, Stars top Wild 4-1 with playoff hopes fading fast

DALLAS (AP) — John Klingberg scored a goal while adding to his NHL-leading assist total for defensemen and the Dallas Stars beat the Minnesota Wild 4-1 on Saturday night. Jason Spezza scored a goal for the first time since Jan. 16 as the Stars, playing their home finale, won for just the ...

Gibson pitches 6 hitless innings, Twins beat Baltimore

By David Ginsburg AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — Minnesota Twins right-hander Kyle Gibson held the Baltimore Orioles hitless over six innings before being replaced by Ryan Pressly, who kept the no-hitter intact until the eighth in a 6-2 victory Saturday night. Gibson, Pressly and ...

Wolves get by Dallas

By Dave Jackson Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns had 21 points and 20 rebounds, Jamal Crawford scored 24 points and the Minnesota Timberwolves held off the Dallas Mavericks 93-92 on Friday night to gain ground in the tight Western Conference playoff race. After shooting ...

Vikings sign Kendall Wright, who led Bears in receiving

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed wide receiver Kendall Wright, who led the Chicago Bears in receptions and yards last season. The Vikings announced the addition Friday, putting Wright in the mix behind standouts Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Laquon Treadwell, the team's ...

Dumba leads Wild past Stars 5-2

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Matt Dumba scored on a power play and had two assists in Minnesota’s three-goal second period, and the Wild moved a step closer to a spot in the playoffs with a 5-2 victory over the fading Dallas Stars on Thursday night. Mikael Granlund sparked the Wild with a ...

Wild sign Olympian Jordan Greenway for stretch run

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Wild added one of their top prospects for the stretch run of the race for the playoffs, signing left wing Jordan Greenway to a three-year, entry-level contract on Monday. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound Greenway was expected to join the team in time to play at ...

Selden scores 23 as Grizzlies surprise Wolves 101-93

By Brian Hall Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Wayne Selden scored 23 points, Marc Gasol had 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies surprised the Minnesota Timberwolves with a 101-93 victory on Monday night. Selden and Gasol each hit four 3-pointers as ...

Augustana names 4 finalists for athletics director position

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Augustana University in Sioux Falls has announced four finalists for the college's director of athletics position. The finalists will have on-campus interviews this week. The university said Saturday the finalists are: Nikki Fennern, director of athletics at Saint ...

St. Cloud State’s Borgen signs 3-year contract with Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Defenseman Will Borgen is skipping his senior season at St. Cloud State after signing a three-year entry level contract with the Buffalo Sabres. Borgen's contract with the Sabres won't kick in until next season. He will finish this year playing for Buffalo's minor-league ...

Injury-plagued Hughes hoping for healthy year with Twins

By MAUREEN MULLEN, Associated Press FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes prefers to focus on the future. Besides, lingering on his injury-plagued past might be too painful. Yet coming off three straight seasons that didn't go as planned, Hughes finds himself slowed ...

Marchand scores in OT to lift Bruins over Wild 2-1

By TYLER MASON, Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Brad Marchand scored 28 seconds into overtime to lift the Boston Bruins over the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Sunday night. Tuukka Rask made 24 saves and David Pastrnak also scored for the Bruins, who improved to 47-17-10. Marchand got his ...

Zucker scores 30th goal as Wild top Predators 4-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Devan Dubnyk stopped 19 shots and Jason Zucker scored his 30th goal and added an assist to lead the Minnesota Wild past the Nashville Predators 4-1 on Saturday night. Joel Eriksson Ek, Nino Niederreiter and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild, who overcame a slow ...

Ben Simmons has triple-double, 76ers beat Timberwolves

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons had a triple-double, Joel Embiid dazzled while getting the better of Karl-Anthony Towns, and the Philadelphia 76ers inched closer to their first playoff berth in six years with a 120-108 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. Simmons had 15 ...

Wright-Phillips, Muyl help Red Bulls beat Minnesota United

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips had two goals and Alex Muyl added another to help the New York Red Bulls beat Minnesota United 3-0 on Saturday night. Wright-Phillips is tied for 11th place on the MLS career list with 89 goals. Luis Robles had four saves in his second shutout ...

Vikings re-sign kicker Kai Forbath after strong 2017 finish

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed kicker Kai Forbath to a one-year contract after a strong finish to his 2017 season. The deal finalized Wednesday maintains the stability the 30-year-old Forbath has brought to the position since replacing Blair Walsh midway through the ...

Bumped back in Twins rotation, Gibson still has key role

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — With the recent additions of Lance Lynn and Jake Odorizzi to Minnesota's rotation, Kyle Gibson has found himself bumped to the back of the group. That's no slight to the slender 30-year-old right-hander. Even when Ervin Santana returns from finger surgery in late ...

Towns, Wiggins lead Timberwolves past Clippers

By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Karl-Anthony Towns racked up 30 points and 10 rebounds for his NBA-best 60th double-double and Andrew Wiggins scored 27 points in an all-around performance, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 123-109 victory over the Los Angeles ...